Response: Wow!! Sounds like your summer has been pretty busy and exciting as well!! Give my congratulations to Joe and Michelle!!! That's fantastic news!! So you only have a little over a month left before retirement!! I"m envious!! Have you picked a date to come to Japan yet then!!? hahaha. You must be so excited to have unlimited free time - I know I would be! Thanks for the update!! Hope you have a great autumn as well and the last few weeks of work are fun-filled!!
Response: Hey! Glad to here that you are getting out and enjoying the weather - despite it being hot and humid! It's pretty bad here too. already over 30 degrees and that doesn't include humidity. This weekend I'm going to climb Mt. Fuji (over 3700m)!!! I'm really excited about it so after I'll upload some pictures and blog about the adventure!
Response: Hi there!! Glad to hear you are doing well!! I'll expect a visit from you next winter since you are retiring and Japan is an amazing place to ski (or snowboard if you are feeling adventurous)!! Check out www.snowjapan.com !
Good luck with the move and tell the boys I said hi!!
Hope you enjoyed the shower - I heard it was great!
Thanks for always checking out the site and leaving messages!
Talk to you soon!
Response: Wow...you`re doing much better than me on the ski days and I LIVE on the hill! That`s a little sad on my part!! Nice for you though...don`t worry I`ve scoutede out the best places to go around here so if you ever decide to visit for some winter fun I`ll be ready for you!!
Response: Hi Aunt Nancy!! I`d love to see that picture so if you can email it that`d be great! Sake is by far my favorite alcohol. If you get the good stuff which is still pretty cheap it tastes very smooth and you can drink it warm or cold depending on the weather or how you like it! The greatest part is that it doesn`t leave you with a hangover! haha. When I come back next I`ll bring back a big bottle so everyone can have a taste!!
Response: 9 Months left to retirement!!!?? You`re so lucky!! I wish that was the case for me! hahah. It`s snowing again here too so that means more snowboarding and skiing as well! Going to head out this weekend again...hopefully it`ll be nice weather and I`ll post some pics of the hills around here just in case you feel like travelling next winter for skiing....since you`ll be retired!!
Response: Hi!! Glad to hear boxing day dinner was great! Luckily next year I`ll be down for the holidays as long as things don`t change too drastically between now and then!!! I`m really looking forward to it too!!!
Have you gone out skiing a lot!? You should see the snow here! It doesn`t seem to stop. I`ve been cross-country skiing a few times and snowboarding! It`s amazing living in the mountains...so relaxing. Like I`m on holidays everyday all day!!
Response: Hi Aunt Nancy and everyone!!! It`s nice to hear from you! Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy holidays!! Thank you so much for checking in and reading up on some of the news!!
Response: Ya I think the same thing every day but every day it gets better! I`m incredibly lucky!! Sorry about the pictures Aunt Maddy, I`ve been trying to upload some from my friends computer but it doesn`t work. Next weekend I`ll try at a different friends house. Cross your fingers - so for sure by the new year there will be a lot more photos for you to look at.
Response: Thanks Aunt Maddy!! Too bad about the weather but great that you are already planning for the winter!! Hopefully your winter is a good one for skiing!
Response: Thanks Kory for the Birthday wishes!! Hope all is well with you and the family!! Tell Uncle Paul I said Hi!!
Response: Hey aunt Maddy !! Thanks for your notes and updates...you don:t know how much I love them and look forward to them!! Glad to hear you and the boys are doing well!! Hope you enjoy the winter! I know I will be trying to get to the hills a little more often this year. I will try to post more often and more photos too! Take care,
Response: Hi !!
It's great to get updates every once and a while! THANK YOU!
Glad to hear everyone is doing well and keeping busy. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up in August as well...there's so much that I've missed! Hope the birthday bash is a good one- wish Uncle Anthony a happy birthday for me!
See you all soon!
Response: KIMMERS!! I"M ALIVE and well. I promise from now on I will msg you every day to say where I am but seriously stop reading the news....or at least the international news. I could be living in a war zone after all! Good luck in Chicoutimi!! You'll love it I"m sure...try to stay out of trouble! I'll be msging you tomorrow !! hahah
Response: Looks like it's a busy time for you guys too! Retiring...so lucky I wish I could retire now! hahaha! I'll be in Japan for another year at least so you (and anyone else) are more than welcomed to take advantage of it. Not much to see where I live but let me know if you are coming down and I can show you around some places that you want to see-like KYOTO!! Glad to hear everything is going well with you and the boys- I look forward to seeing you all in August!
Response: Hi Grandma!! I love hearing from you!! That would be GREAT if you came for a visit- I'd even go to disneyland again with you!! haha! When I book my flight I'll let you know and we can set up a day when I can visit! Looking forward to the holidays too!!
Response: Still would've preferred a note in the mail!! hahaha
Response: don't worry Melissa, I'll hold back for your wedding- just for you!! hahah
Response: hey heather!! Its great to hear from you!! I'm really glad everything is going so great with you! Good luck with the final steps with your application! Let me know when you find out for sure!! I'll send you an email sometime in the next month when I find out when I get back to Canada- and then maybe we can all meet up sometime in Toronto!? Glad everything is going well...take care!
Response: thanks Tim! Loved the email! Just let me know when I can call and I'll call!
Response: Hey Kory!! no don't worry about the new years wish- I'm still sending out some too actually!! hahah. Thanks for the note- nice to hear what people think. I'm sure you're not a pansy things always seem more extreme or funny or hard to do when it's not you doing it. Thanks again! Hope you and the kids are enjoying the snow!! Take care,
Response: Hello stranger- I've been hanging around online but you never seem to be online- I'll keep on writing my stories don't know how interesting they are to other people but at least I get a kick out of them!
Response: Hello! Thanks so much for the update and the good wishes- you're lucky to be going skiing! I'm going to try to get out to the hill sometime in January but no real snow (at least not enough) first snow was on the 29th but just enough to cover the ground!! Glad to hear all is well back home and I wish you all a great new year filled with new hope, new beginnings, and new adventures!
Response: too bad skype wasn't really working would have been nice to have a video call!! Either way it was nice to see everyone and the house. Missing everyone from home too and I'll be thinking of you all eating a great turkey dinner when I have my sushi! :)